What to replace my brothers S3 with?

Necroscope

Registered User
My brother has had his red S3 for 9+ years now, and whilst its in great condition he feels its time for a change.

His budget is 20K, and he would like a car with less than 20K on the clock.

I have suggested he looks at the following:

Newer S3
BMW 130i M-Sport
Elise
Z3
350Z/370Z

Have i missed anything? Ow and no baseball cap cars :)

Cheers,

Phil.
 

Dane

Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4
Im sure you could get an rs4/rs6 for that money.
 

Necroscope

Registered User
RS4, very nice, and something we considered. 20K would just about get a 2006 with 60K miles on it. Given that he keeps his cars for a while, i think the replacement needs to be a bit newer, with fewer miles and lets face it, slightly cheaper to run ;)

Thanks for the input though.
 

superkarl

MAN OF STEEL
M3 if you want to look like a common chav, IMO.
350z is nice option.
I'd prob go 8p s3
 

One Spoke

Registered User
How many miles does he do? Is mpg an issue? Is servicing cost an issue? etc etc.

If none of these are a concern, M3 or Evo would be high on my list. Love my 8P S3 though :)
 
Lol how can you say an m3 is chavvy. Maybe a e36 but nothing newer qualifys under common. M3 is a proper drivers car IMO, rwd is amazing, in the dry.
 

tku

Registered User
:eyebrows: How about my 8p S3 in about 4-5months time? atm its only 10months old, facelift model and it looks wicked! ..plus I will throw in all my mods in for free at the same time..revo stage 1 with switch, evoms cai, hnr springs, 1.2 pro race, milltek...:eyebrows:
 

superkarl

MAN OF STEEL
Lol how can you say an m3 is chavvy. Maybe a e36 but nothing newer qualifys under common. M3 is a proper drivers car IMO, rwd is amazing, in the dry.

You should see round my area, they.re too common, seems as soon as a chav gets a bit of money it's what he wants, which is fair enough, it's just how I think of them now. They are however, superb! I just like to be different, and not mainstream.
 

Chlippo

Registered User
i got an E46 M3...certainly vote for it! very nice car hands down
 

tku

Registered User
Yeah but have you seen how bad a Beemer is in the snow or winter? So shocking. IMO unless you have a second car I wouldn't touch a beemer. Great cars to drive but crap interior. Anyways, I think I'm too much of a audi fan.
 
Yeah but have you seen how bad a Beemer is in the snow or winter? So shocking. IMO unless you have a second car I wouldn't touch a beemer. Great cars to drive but crap interior. Anyways, I think I'm too much of a audi fan.

True, even my bros e90 320d is shocking in snow. E46 m3 is my favourite, would seriously consider px ing for one if one came up local
 

Necroscope

Registered User
LOL, i should have put Z4, not Z3.

I love the M3 as well, but i would never go for one, as they are also classed as chav around my area. Shame as its an awesome package ruined by a particular demograph (spelling).

Evo = baseball cap requirement as does any scubby.

335i, arent they all sloppy auto's?
 

Wai-Fan

Registered User
335i, arent they all sloppy auto's?

Nope, only the 335D is an auto.

Think 335i would make a good long term car, good economy for the performance, comfortable and should be able to get at least 360 BHP just from a remap!
 

Welly

335D Driver :-)
If considering an Elise, go for the VX220 Turbo instead. Great cars, same chassis, more power.

Highly tunable.
 

Welly

335D Driver :-)
the vauxhall is ugly though

Really? I like them, I think they look cool.

Each to their own I guess.

Do you think Katy Perry is fit? lol.
 

mjrobbo

2nd Gear
M3s are good but they're rear wheel drive arent they? **** in these weather conditions. Why not get a little extra on finance and go for the new RS3?? they come out early next year I think, deposits taken now.
 

jdas03

Registered User
IMO I think the m3 is a bit of a chav mobile, maybe a good car and all that but nothing says **** like owning an m3 lol if it were me I'd probably go got either the s3 if he likes what he ready has, or upgrade to an s or rs4? And the Elise or vx220 would be a good option for a real drivers car!
 

s3 Hoggy

Whats going on???
M3s are good but they're rear wheel drive arent they? **** in these weather conditions. Why not get a little extra on finance and go for the new RS3?? they come out early next year I think, deposits taken now.

If his budget is 20k I think more than double that is not 'a little extra'
 
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